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Everything Begins with Asking for Help

An Honest Guide to Depression and Anxiety, from Rock Bottom to Recovery
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Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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An honest guide to depression and anxiety, from rock bottom to recovery, from someone who has been through it and come out the other side. 

Everything Begins with Asking for Help is a frank, insightful and thought-provoking audiobook on mental health, drawing on the author's own experience of a severe mental breakdown and sharing the recovery tools he has developed in partnership with various medical professionals and mental health experts. 

Kevin shares his own story to give the audiobook a vital human element, explaining how his fast-paced life in Berlin as a successful magazine journalist was brought to a sudden halt by a major depressive episode. In this dark time, Kevin reached out to friends for help, and it was that act - asking for help - that set him on the long road to recovery. 

Building on this narrative, Kevin leads the listener through the stages of asking for help, learning to listen, the physical, emotional and mental elements of recovery, and how to maintain stable mental health at home and at work. Written with warmth, honesty and compassion, this is a valuable resource for anyone who needs help and doesn't know where to begin. 

©2019 Kevin Braddock (P)2019 Octopus Publishing Group

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Fantastic

One of few books that have actually helped me. Thank you Kevin for sharing your journey and to anyone thinking of purchasing this book, you won’t be disappointed.

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Compelling .

I have loved how candid is the author in sharing his path and his struggles.

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This book helps.

This book is beautifully written. A gentle balance of Kevin Braddocks personal story, learned methods to aid recovery and medical insight from contributors. Having read many books about depression and anxiety over the years, I can highly recommend this as a great addition to the recovery toolkit.

This book human and honest with a continuous thread of hope throughout. A fascinating and consoling read.... and wonderful at any stage of recovery.